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  • n  the regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale
  • n  an ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property

  • Last week Elizabeth Parsons, an attractive, auburn-haired woman of 28, sat in the assize court of Penang, on trial for the murder of her children.
  • Last week an assize court jury in Kingston took only ten minutes to find Johnson not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

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